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Fresno High School unveils long-awaited Warrior Park

Fresno High School on Wednesday celebrated a long-awaited plaza showcasing the campus' historic Royce Hall -- also recognized as one of the city's most beautiful buildings.

The spacious, grass plaza, dubbed Warrior Park, spans the front end of the school's property and flanks the central Fresno school's recently built administration office and library. Construction on both buildings began last summer, according to ABC 30 Fresno.

During the demolition last year of !950s-era "bunker style" buildings, Fresno Unified Trustee Carol Mills told the station that Royce Hall was intended to be the centerpiece of the campus.

"It is one of the prettiest in Fresno and it has a lot of historical value, so we're happy we're going to be able to showcase that again," he said.

The new administration and library buildings mirror the classical style of Royce Hall.

Staff and students, adorned in school colors of purple and gold, crowded into the plaza during the ribbon-cutting ceremony, the Fresno Bee reported. A drone for the newspaper hovered above the crowd, capturing the celebration. 

Measure Q funds, approved by voters in 2010, paid for the project. 

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